Beekeeper Honey Types
Article by Matthew Lee
As a beekeeper, honey is your pride; you are sure to be always looking forward to the time of your honeys harvest.
There are various types of honey. Each are categorized according to the processing, packaging, and sources of nectar. There are three types of beekeeper honey based on its nectar source: the monofloral honey, polyfloral honey, and honeydew.
Monofloral honey. Monofloral honey comes from only one nectar source. Its the product of the bees visit to only one type of flower. This honey has a specific taste, but may have some changes when the bees are lured by the nectar of other flowers.
Polyfloral honey. As the name suggests, the polyfloral honey comes from various nectar sources. A bee visits various types of flower and the result is polyfloral honey. The bees then have a wide access to a natural flora where they typically get nectar from. The wild honey they get from this has a distinct taste and would vary only yearly.
Honeydew. Bees sometimes would also collect dew instead of nectar, and the result is honeydew. Dew collecting bees are somehow at risk because this may cause them dysentery and hence eventual death. Still, honeydew production is still common in countries such as Germany and Greece. You can easily determine if a honey is honeydew. Honeydew has a dark color, a distinct aroma, and a very strong flavor (which may not be preferred by many).
If you know how to properly take care of your bees then you would instantly produce good quality honey. Your beekeeping can then turn from a simple hobby into a serious full-time job of producing and selling honey.
You can take care of bees for the plain personal purpose of getting honey for your own consumption; but you can also earn income by selling your honey. You can also sell your beeswax for an additional source of money.
To help with your tasks as a beekeeper, you should have start up knowledge in choosing the right equipments for beekeeping. Have an appropriate hive first because it is where your bees would house and store in the nectar they collect. Thus, you should place your beehive in a strategic location, where there is a great access to nectar sources.
To maximize the success of your beekeeping and to assure that all your efforts dont go to waste, its best to research and understand beekeeping first before even starting.
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